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Friday Habs Headlines: Carey Price expected to participate in training camp

In today’s links, Carey Price is expected to be ready for training camp after off-season surgery, Dominique Ducharme talks about his retooled team, and two big contracts are inked around the league.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Carey Price is expected to be ready for training camp despite undergoing offseason knee surgery. [Sportsnet]
  • Dominique Ducharme was “never nervous” about the possibility of the Seattle Kraken selecting Price in the expansion draft. []
  • Ducharme also struck a positive tone about the retooled Habs team, as well as Jonathan Drouin. [Montreal Gazette]
  • What can past examples tell us about whether last year’s Habs were a fluke? [TSN]
  • Profiling Minnesota native Rhett Pitlick, embarking on his freshman year at the University of Minnesota. []
  • Montreal players pose with their dogs on International Dog Day. [Cult MTL]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • After the first round of cuts, Ève Gascon remains on the Gatineau Olympiques roster. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The Philadelphia Flyers signed Sean Couturier to an 8 year contract with a $7.75 million AAV. [TSN]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes signed Andrei Svechnikov to the same 8 year/$7.75 million AAV contract. [TSN]
  • Three years after retiring, Ann-Renée Desbiens is back and looking to help Canada win world championship gold for the first time in nearly a decade. [Sportsnet]
  • Truro, Nova Scotia will host the first stop of the PWHPA’s 2021-22 Secret Dream Gap tour. [Sportsnet]
  • It’s still unclear whether NHLers will attend the 2022 Winter Olympics, but a few are currently participating in qualifying for that tournament. [The Hockey News]